Saturday, September 26, 2009

A fun yet overcast sat...

Our sunday school class had a cookout today at the Harbison State Forest and we had a great time with friends. (Sorry, I forgot to bring my camera but I am sure there will be some on Katie's blog soon!) Madeline and I had veggie burgers and she at the WHOLE THING! She loved it! (no bun of course). Our new class leader and family joined us and we had a great time of fun and fellowship together chatting and some of the group played Frisbee. The rain held out for us too which was nice. Once we got home Maddie got a good scrub in the tub since she played HARD at the forest and got very dirty... but hey that is what is so great about kids... a little dirt sure doesn't hurt:-) She is sleeping GOOD tonight!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Maggie Valley plus Sept. 2009 (114 photos), by Heather Connor

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Maggie Valley, Asheville, Waynesville and Cherokee 2009

We had the enjoyment of going with my mom and dad "grandma and grandpa" to the mountains for a long weekend. Some of the highlights were: AMAZING pumpkin crumble, a picnic in downtown Waynesville, window shopping in downtown, A GREAT date night dinner for Adam's birthday, Yummy brunch at Early Girl Eatery in downtown Asheville, cool artists and music in downtown Asheville, riding the parkway and stopping at a river, and Madeline's favorite... feeding the ducks at our cabin! Above are some pictures from the weekend...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Not a baby anymore...

Today was the first day I have only pumped to relieve my discomfort and it is a mix of emotions for me. I praise God that I have been able to breastfeed Madeline into her first full year of life (and even though I am stopping she still has about a two week freezer supply); however, I am going to miss (sounds strange to some I know) being her source of nourishment. My baby is not a baby anymore. She is trying to walk, she is babbling a lot more, she knows where her nose is, she has mastered that art of finger foods, etc. She's a toddler... and so even though this point of change in our life/relationship makes me miss the days when we were struggling to latch on or making a pumping schedule work while working I feel accomplished... we made it... most people don't or can't and for that I have been blessed...Now it is on to new experiences. I am a non-traditional breastfeeding veteran, retired until the next little family member calls me back to the line of duty... and I love my now trying to toddle toddler so much!